Harley Davidson kommer med en ny utgave i Sportser-rekken sin som heter Fory-Eight. Modellen møter den retroe customtrenden i markedet.

Navnet på den nye modellen kommer ikke av alder verken på tiltenkt kundegruppe, men mer en hyllest til Peanut-tanken som første gang ble lansert av HD i 1948. At tanken kun er på 8 liter kan kanskje være den største utfordringen på modellen. Pressemeldingen til HD finner du nederst i artikkelen.

Som seg hør og bør har HD lansert egen videoreklame og selvsagt en egen nettside med all nødvendig informasjon om modellen. Nettsiden finner du her.





Tekniske spesifikasjoner

Make Model

Harley Davidson XL 1200 Forty-Eight




Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.



Bore x Stroke

88.8 x 96.8 mm

Compression Ratio



Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Ignition / Starting

– / electric


Multi-plate, we

Max Power

Max Torque

79 ft. lbs.107 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Transmission / Drive

5 Speed / Belt


Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions

Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded

Front Suspension

39mm Fork, 144mm wheel trave.

Rear Suspension

Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable, 54mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes

Single 292mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 292mm disc 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Seat Height

660 mm / 26 in.


247 kg / 545 lb

Fuel Capacity

7.95 Litres


New Sportster Brings Brawn as Chiseled Custom with Power and Performance
OXFORD UK (January 22, 2010) The new Harley-Davidson® Forty-Eight motorcycle is a new factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental appeal of a Custom.

Riding low and featuring the classic 2.1-gallon (7.95 litre) “peanut” fuel tank, the Forty-Eight backs up its bulldog appearance with the performance of its blacked and polished rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine. The low solo seat, under-bar mounted mirrors, clean rear fender and fat balloon tires emphasise the Forty Eight’s focus on chiseled customisation.

“With its classic bulldog shoulders stance, the Forty-Eight strikes a distinctive look and low profile that could only come from Harley-Davidson,” said Ray Drea, Harley-Davidson Senior Director of Styling. “The Forty-Eight has a collective past life experience and broken-in look that is raw and authentic.”

As a Harley-Davidson Custom, the Forty-Eight is ready to ride as a radical custom and also primed to take on its rider’s character and personality.

Harley-Davidson Sportsters like the Forty-Eight have retained an aura of rebellion since their introduction in 1957, when the foundation of custom culture was being laid by military veterans, swaggering greasers and anyone else with a gritty garage. Sportsters became an iron canvas for many legendary choppers of that hot rod era and beyond.

Lying low from tyre-to-tyre, the Forty-Eight showcases more of its black 1200 Evolution V-Twin engine with polished accents and other components with a clean look highlighted by the traditional peanut fuel tank, small solo seat and lightening holes in the backbone mounting bracket. The Forty-Eight has more than just custom cool styling with the smooth ride on new front fork sliders, a fat and wide 150 mm front tyre and slammed rear suspension.

With Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and a broad torque curve, the Forty-Eight delivers a powerfully responsive ride with smooth clutch effort. The chrome, staggered shorty dual muffler pounds out the distinctive Harley-Davidson American V-Twin sound.

The Forty-Eight embraces the street up front with forward foot controls, low profile custom handlebar, under-bar mounted mirrors, fork-mounted turn signals, slammed speedometer mounting bracket and lightened fork brace. A unique dual texture solo seat fits the lone rider, while a passenger pillion, footpegs and backrest are some of the many accessories that can be added.

The black chopped rear fender with combination stop/turn/tail lights help show-off the fat 150 mm rear tyre and 16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels. The front tyre also rides on a wide black wheel.

The Forty-Eight is available in Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver and Mirage Orange Pearl colours.

Forty-Eight features and highlights:

Blacked and polished rubber-mounted Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with chrome accents
Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Steel 2.1-gallon (7.95 litre) peanut fuel tank with lightening hole mounting bracket
One-piece, solo Sportster classic seat
710mm seat height
Fat balloon tyres
16-inch Black Steel Laced wheels
Low profile custom handlebar
Under-bar mounted mirrors
New front forks with wide triple clamps
Chopped front fender mounted on fork brace with lightening holes
Fork brace mounted chopped front fender
Blacked components including air cleaner cover, clutch and brake levers and turn signals
Chopped rear fender
Stop-turn-tail lights
Two-year factory warranty
Harley-Davidson Smart Security System